We agree with the US joint responsibility in the issue of migration: Videgaray

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said that during the meeting with the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security of the United States, Rex Tillerson and John Kelly, respectively, it was agreed to assume a shared responsibility in the subject of migration, with an approach that addresses the causes and will lead to the development of migrant-sending nations.


Considering that Mexico has become a transit country, Videgaray highlight the “legal impossibility of one government making decisions that affect another unilaterally, hence the need for such decisions which inevitably affect both should be the result of dialogue and agreement.”

“In the next months, we must call the countries involved to the dialogue and take responsibility for development and stability to attend the causes of migration,” he told in the press conference.

Videgaray expressed concern about the respect for the human rights of Mexicans in the US, and applauded that there was a coincidence, which he called an “encouraging” sign.

The foreign minister warned that the way to address the bilateral agenda “will be long and not simple,” but that today took a step in the right direction.

He also noted that the talks about the trade have not yet begun.

Meanwhile, Mexico Secretary of State, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, said that during the meeting that any action on regional security and migration transcends borders, so they must be agreed upon.

“Mechanisms of cooperation required of a permanent dialogue”, added at the same time to advocate to construct schemes of cooperation with Central America.